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Bepa's Almond Koek

As promised, here is the recipe from my mom's grandmother:

*2 cups sugar
*2 cups flour
*5 eggs
*2 tsp almond extract
*1 tsp vanilla extract
*1/2 lb butter (softened or melted)

Mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Pour batter into a loaf pan, and bake at 350F for 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 hours. (This really varies by oven. I usually check it at 45 minutes and cover it with foil if the top is browning too fast. It'll probably take a few tries to get it so the edges don't come out dry; you can also use mini-loaf pans to make it easier to cook evenly.) Koek is done when a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Enjoy the tasty Dutch treat!


Anonymous said...

Speaking of enjoying this Dutch treat, it's been awhile since you've made koek. - Aaron

Amy said...

How do you pronounce it? Is it "coke", like the beverage? Is it "koe-eck"? Is it "keek"?

Regardless, it sounds like it would taste good. I think I'm going to have to try it.

still praying for you (guys).

andrea_jennine said...

Excellent question, Amy! It's pronounced "kook" - the one option you didn't try.

Anonymous said...

yummy. i will let you know how my first try turns out! --Sarah